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Steamed Hamms 2: Coronavirus

Coronavirus changes everything The world has changed in a way that would have appeared unimaginable even a few weeks ago. I expected in this month’s column to be talking about how to react to Keir Starmer as Labour leader. I would have said that Anneliese Dodds should be made Shadow Chancellor and that he will need defending from the right flank of…

Announcement: Open Labour Hustings

The Social Review is pleased to announce that it will be an Official Media Partner for January 26th’s Open Labour Leadership Hustings. The Hustings will take place in Nottingham as part of Open Labour’s Winter Conference. As part of our coverage, members of the editorial team will be tweeting from our account (@SocReview) and write ups of the event will be featured…

James Meadway Interview: “There are ways to end neoliberalism globally that are not progressive, and this will (increasingly) be the terrain the left is fighting on.”

James Meadway is a former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. Previously, he was the Chief Economist at the New Economics Foundation and he is currently writing a book on left wing economics. In his interview with this website, he outlines the principles of Corbynomics, discusses a Green New Deal and explains why he thinks MMT would be such a misstep for…

What Next?

Jeremy Corbyn will not lead the Labour Party forever. This is true whether you think he is to step down within the next five months as opposition leader or within the next five to ten years as Prime Minister. The shape of the post-Corbyn left is, therefore, as yet undecided. The future is absolutely up for grabs. It is important to start…

The Social Review Podcast Episode 6: Mathew Lawrence (Common Wealth)

Everybody is away so no normal podcast this week! Instead, Joe interviews Mathew Lawrence from Common Wealth about the opportunities and challenges presented by democratic ownership. You can find out more about Common Wealth on their website: https://common-wealth.co.uk iTunes Link RSS Feed Host: Joe (@steamedhamms) Guest: Mathew Lawrence (@dantonshead) Edited by William Sorenson.

Autonomy’s Plan For A Four Day Week

Autonomy’s report “The Shorter Working Week: A Radical and Pragmatic Proposal” is the type of document I was screaming out for when I wrote my first piece for the Social Review. Its title embodying the exact sentiment that I was trying to convey in For a Four Day Week. A shorter working week isn’t merely a policy confined to high-minded idealism, it…